Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition

The formula for investor readiness

The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition offers a share of €280,000 cash prize fund but is much more than just a cash competition. Seedcorn is primarily a way to help companies make their business investor ready and improve their chances of securing venture funding.

This year’s Seedcorn competition is now closed for entries

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 2016 Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition. We have been overwhelmed with the response from SMEs across the island, North and South and are looking forward to a healthy competition again this year!

Already Registered?

For those companies who have already submitted their initial applications, you will shortly receive an email in relation to uploading the visual element of your application. In the meantime if you would like to amend your details and/or upload your visuals login in here.


Find out more information about the competition and how it works.

5 mins duration

Seedcorn Insights

Gain some useful insights from our Seedcorn 2015 overall winner, Kieran Normoyle from Ocean Survivor who shares his experiences of winning the Seedcorn competition last year.

Timetable for 2016 Competition

3 March Launch of Seedcorn Competition
March-May Seedcorn Promotional Workshops
27 May Closing date for initial applications
17 June Announcement of Shortlisted Companies and Invitations to Submit Full Business Plans
June and July Business Planning Workshops
2 September Closing date for receipt of Business Plans
5-23 September Assessment of Business Plans
23 September Announcement of Regional Finalists
October MasterClasses
November Announcement of Regional Winners
23 November Final Judging and Award Ceremony Belfast